Increasing Safety Measures for the Treatment of Incarcerated Transgender Individuals

Author: Shijuade Kadree, Esq., MPH, Founder and Principal of Compass Strategies Consulting The ABCs of the LGBT Community There is an increasing prevalence and frequency of discourse about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, including discussion of the community‚Äôs basic needs and treatment, as well as ways to engage, serve, and affirm community …

THE OPIOID CRISIS

THE OPIOID CRISIS By: Margaret Kadree, MD Chief Medical Officer, Johnson Health Center The opioid crisis has risen to such proportions that it has had to be addressed at a national level. Historically, the overuse of opioids is not a novel situation, it can be traced back to prior to the American revolutionary war1. Opioids …

Bridging the Mental Health Care Gap in Prisons with Telepsychiatry

The problem is significant, long-standing, and well-recognized:  our jails and prisons are overcrowded with people with mental illness. Jails and prisons have replaced state psychiatric hospitals as the location where the largest number of people with mental illness reside. Jails in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago are now the three largest institutions providing psychiatric …

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